Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey 2013 Broadcast Schedule
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey from Past to Present
The name of the race was the “Cycling Tour of Marmara” when it was held for the first time in 1965. Then its name changed in 1967 and became the “Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey”. It took place in the European races calendar as a 2.2 in 2006 and a 2.1 in 2008. Since 2010, the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey has successfully been in the 2.HC (Hors Catégorie – Beyond Categorization) in UCI Calendar as one of the most prestigious stage races of the world.
Last year, many powerful cyclists raced at the 48th edition of the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey which welcomed World Champions and cyclists with Olympic Medals from both road and parkour-style cycling. Just a couple of months after he lifted the cup presented by the President of Turkish Republic Abdullah Gül at the TUR 2012’s final, Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov of Astana, who was among the stars of the TUR 2012, won the Gold Medal in Road Cycling at the London Olympic Games.
This year, 9 of the 25 squads joining the TUR 2013 are in the ProTour Category. The race stands out as a record in TUR’s history by hosting half of all the professional teams in the world, and already giving signals of high-level competition. The TUR, organized by the Turkish Cycling Federation under the auspices of the Presidency of Turkish Republic, has been broadcasted in High Definition format since 2009 both by national and international prestigious channels. It’s not only the showcase of cycling and high-level competition, but also one of the most important sporting events in Turkey with its contributions to the tourism in the country. The organization helps the sport of cycling in Turkey gain acceleration in many aspects, such as improving the number of cyclists, spreading recreational cycling and increasing the attention of the audience. It is now preparing for the coming years, in order to take place in the UCI World Tour calendar. With the participation of all of the 19 Professional Teams, the World Tour organizations which have influence upon the ProTour Team Rankings at the end of the season, are the most prestigious events of cycling after the three Grand Tours.
TUR 2013 ROUTE INFORMATION – START/FINISH TIMES
Stage / Route / Route Length /Date / Start Time / Est. Finish Time
Stage 1: Alanya-Alanya / 143 km /21 Nisan / 12:55 / 16:30
Stage 2: Alanya-Antalya / 150 km / 22 Nisan / 13:00 / 16:30
Stage 3: Antalya-Elmalı / 153,5 km / 23 Nisan /12:00 / 16:30
Stage 4: Göcek-Marmaris / 147 km / 24 Nisan / 12:45 / 16:30
Stage 5: Marmaris-Turgutreis / 183 km / 25 Nisan / 10:00 / 15:00
Stage 6: Bodrum-Selçuk / 182 km /26 Nisan / 11:40 / 16:30
Stage 7: Kuşadası-İzmir / 124,5 km /27 Nisan / 13:30 / 16:30
Stage 8: İstanbul-İstanbul / 121 km / 28 Nisan / 12:35 / 15:30
49th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey – TV Coverages
The Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey has signed an important broadcasting agreement on its sixth consecutive year with Eurosport. In addition to the coverage of the race in Turkish Radio Television (TRT) that primarily aims to attract domestic audience with experienced local commentary, Eurosport has recently secured 22 hours 30 minutes of total broadcasting including 12 hours 30 minutes of LIVE coverage. Europe’s leading sport channel Eurosport and Eurosport-2 as the sister channel of major European Network will provide showcase of the event in High Definition format.
The Live broadcast will feature 20 different languages worldwide in Eurosport and 13 languages in Eurosport-2 with country specific commentators including Turkish. The final stage of TUR 2013 will also air on the channel LIVE on Sunday April 28 between 15:00-16:30 (CET).
Additional repeats on Eurosport-2 will provide a second chance to recall the best pictures captured from the previous stages and to feel the pulse of the race for those who missed it out. To remind, high-definition versions of both channels are also available.
Eurosport Broadcast Schedule will be as follows; (CET)
Sunday April 21st LIVE Eurosport-2 15:00 – 16:30
Sunday April 21st Delayed Eurosport 00:00 – 01:00
Monday April 22nd LIVE Eurosport 15:00 – 16:30
Tuesday April 23rd LIVE Eurosport 15:00 – 16:30
Wednesday April 24th LIVE Eurosport 15:00 – 16:30
Thursday April 25th LIVE Eurosport 13:00 – 15:00
Friday April 26th LIVE Eurosport-2 15:00 – 16:30
Friday April 26th Delayed Eurosport 00:00 – 01:00
Saturday April 27th LIVE Eurosport-2 15:00 – 16:30
Saturday April 27th Delayed Eurosport 00:00 – 01:00
Sunday April 28th LIVE Eurosport 2 14:00 – 15:30
Sunday April 28th Delayed Eurosport 00:30 – 01:30
Additional repeats on Eurosport-2; (CET)
Monday 22nd April 09:00 – 10:00
Monday 22nd April 18:30 – 19:30
Tuesday 23rd April 18:30 – 19:30
Wednesday 24th April 18:30 – 19:30
Thursday 25th April 18:30 – 19:30
Monday 29th April 08:00 – 09:00
AST Astana Pro Team / Kazakhstan
BLA Blanco Pro Cycling Team / Netherlands
KAT Katusha / Russia
LAM Lampre – Merida / Italy
LTB Lotto Belisol / Belgium
OPQ Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team / Belgium
MOV Orica GreenEDGE / Australia
ARG Team Argos – Shimano / Netherlands
TST Team Saxo – Tinkoff / Denmark
Continental Pro Teams
AJW Accent Jobs – Wanty / Belgium
BAR Bardiani Valvole – CSF Inox / Italy
BSE Bretagne – Séché Environnement / France
CJR Caja Rural / Spain
CCC CCC Polsat – Polkowice / Poland
COF Cofidis, Solutions Crédits / France
COL Colombia / Columbia
CRE Crelan – Euphony / Belgium
MTN MTN – Qhubeka / South Africa
SOJ Sojasun / France
EUC Team Europcar / France
TNE Team NetApp – Endura / Germany
TNN Team Novo Nordisk / U.S.A.
UHC UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team / U.S.A.
VIN Vini Fantini – Selle Italia / Italy
TRK Torku Şeker Spor / Turkey